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News: Karra Porter files constitutional class action lawsuit on behalf of Utah cattle rancher over beef checkoff
Karra Porter filed a class action suit on behalf of a Utah rancher aimed at ending state checkoff fees for the sale of beef animals where those fees are alleged to violate first amendment rights under the Utah Constitution.  In May of 2016 a cattle organization in Montana filed a similar suit claiming that it was unconstitutional for the government to compel its members to fund the private speech of state beef councils.

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